Percentile Rank

Warframe is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 9, 2014

I am sure that one day a F2P game will make me slap down some real world spacebucks. But not this time.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 27, 2018
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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2018

Fortnite won't be the only free-to-play game hogging your time on the Nintendo Switch. Panic Button's port of Warframe sings, despite the obvious technical limitations that Nintendo consoles typically suffer from. If you're hungry for a space-marine stealth shooter that you can play with pals, Warframe is your best (and perhaps only) bet on the Nintendo eShop.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

Warframe is a fantastic sci-fi shooter with a very consumer-friendly business model and a ton of free content.

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SwitchWatch
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018
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Pixelophobia
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2017

Warframe is an excellent free-to-play title. It relays not on levels, but on your equipment and an ability to use it. This makes it difficult to start, but rewards every hour played. It offers long hours of gameplay, constant content updates and multitude of activities. It's almost impossible to get bored for first 100 hours. But it required dedication for sure.

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IGN
8.6 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Top Critic

8.6 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Warframe isn't an easily approachable game, but it's one that's worth getting comfortable with.

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PC Gamer
86 / 100
86 / 100
May 23, 2018

Warframe's daunting complexity doesn't detract from its delicious combat and flexible progression.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

Warframe is definitely one of the best free to play games available right now, and a fantastic shooter in its own right. It's fun and frantic, with loads of content to sink your teeth into for hours. Whether by yourself, with friends or with random people found through matchmaking, this is a great game, well worth your time. And it's now available on the go, too.

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MMORPG.com
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

I love that Warframe continues to grow and evolve into something ever greater than it was with its humble beginning.

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SwitchRPG
Feb 21, 2019

As for Warframe, it’s a pretty simple choice if you’re a fan of the modern western RPGs in the same category as Mass Effect or Skyrim. The same goes for gamers that enjoy squad based, online combat. I’ll reiterate that Warframe is a FREE download – if you have fear that the game is weighted with micro transactions, let it go. Are they there? Yes, but they never feel necessary in the least bit. Warframe offers an experience on the Switch that you can’t experience with any other game on the console. I would recommend making sure you have an SD card before downloading it because it certainly does absorb a ton of space. I can’t think of any other reason to avoid giving Warframe on the Nintendo Switch a download.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

While Digital Extremes hasn't quite perfected the formula it needs to make Warframe completely accessible - the sheer number of interconnected systems and customisable elements suggests it never quite will - it still offers a co-operative third-person shooter with all the MMORPG elements you never thought you'd see running on Nintendo Switch. From the impressive visual fidelity Panic Button has maintained, to the sheer breadth of content you can access for free, Warframe represents another milestone for the console.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2013

If you're willing to put in the time, Warframe is an extremely enjoyable, albeit somewhat repetitive game that's way better when playing it with friends. If you just picked up a PS4, Warframe needs to be one of the first things you download.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2013

Warframe brings a new and addicting experience to the PlayStation franchise. Along with great and fluid combat, this is a free-to-play title that will justify microtransactions in a positive way.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Orange Gaming

Top Critic

Mar 17, 2014

Warframe is a great f2p 3rd person action shootershooter game on the ps4 that should not be missed, especially since you have nothing to lose.

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Pure Xbox
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 11, 2014

Although comparisons can be made to other co-operative shooters, Warframe has more than enough novelties to set it apart from other games in the genre. Thus it seems Digital Extremes have at last been successful in the pursuit of a concept nearly fifteen years in the making. Our time with the game has in no way been brief, yet so much remains to be explored. Community events, an evolving storyline, clans, and the sheer number of missions and locations will keep us returning to this space opera on a regular basis for months, maybe even years to come.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 22, 2019

Digital Extremes' Warframe is a satisfying and comprehensive free-to-play RPG that still manages to keep things exciting six years on.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
Game Informer
Mike Futter

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2013

The concept is unique, and a full party makes this truly enjoyable

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Cheat Code Central
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Nov 17, 2013

Still, while Warframe isn't a perfect game, I have a hard time criticizing it. It is free-to-play, after all, and quite a bit of enjoyment can be had without ever cracking open one's wallet. There aren't many free-to-play games that can make that claim. Granted, I was playing with the PlayStation Plus users' starter pack, which made my life a little more comfortable. It also gets points for being accessible, even to a third-person-shooter novice like myself. Simply put, PS4 owners lose nothing by giving Digital Extreme's third-person shooter a try, and may gain an entertaining timesink to enjoy with friends while waiting for the next wave of PS4 games.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2013

Warframe is a fun free-to-play game that fits in with the launch line-up of the PS4 nicely. It's not a groundbreaking game, and it's not in contention for game of the year, but that doesn't mean it's not a fun. Find you a group of gamers that are willing to work together, and you can easily spend hours traveling through the solar system, taking out aliens and bad guys right and left.

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GamingBolt
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2013

Warframe has made the transition to consoles with aplomb, and fans looking for customizable space ninja action will find a lot to like here.

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Dealspwn
Sep 9, 2014

I absolutely adore Warframe despite its rough edges and questionable economy. Since 'grind' is just another word for 'annihilating hordes of foes as an awesome space ninja,' featuring plentiful surprises, addictive progression, strong co-op, overlapping gameplay systems and gorgeous art design, I can forgive any number of niggling flaws.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 1, 2013

A good start to free-to-play games on the PlayStation 4, with a fun co-op shooter that doesn't feel like it's solely out to gouge its player's wallets.

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Game Revolution
Nov 18, 2013

Warframe, which has been out for PC since March, is free-to-play on the PS4, and in spite of its bugs, is worth the no-cost price. Playstation Plus members get a free starter pack, but beware that it will get you used to how seductive the ease of purchases with platinum can be.

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COGconnected
68 / 100
68 / 100
Sep 19, 2014

If you're looking for something to pass the time you could definitely pick this game up for free as you just might get a good chunk of time enjoying it, but I would definitely spend your money on a full-fledged title rather than having to pay in a free to play game for all the good bits.

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GamesRadar+
Dec 16, 2013

Warframe brings solid gunplay and a rich infrastructure to the PlayStation 4 in a rare free-to-play model. It's a missed opportunity on some levels, but if you're itching to get more use out of your new console, give it a whirl.

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GameTrailers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2013

With an asking price of nothing, it's not unreasonable that Warframe charges for things, but when the game's main hook is getting more loot, it slowly becomes frustrating running into so many roadblocks. Even with your warframe's athletic prowess, the nondescript missions don't offer enough to put up with the waiting, and there certainly isn't a strong reason to part with a credit card.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2014

Warframe has a great foundation, but there's almost nothing unique or exciting about it. With a free-to-play scheme on top of how grindy the game feels in general (especially without a static group), it can wear on you even after a few hours of play. If you're looking for a new shooter, give it a shot on another platform if you can while the Xbox One bugs are being ironed out.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 3, 2013

When you're dashing and slashing with capable allies, Warframe is decent game – but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done before it can be considered a good one. The user interface isn't controller friendly, you're given little to no direction, and the title's free-to-play model hinders its overall design. Until these issues are rectified, we recommend waiting in the shadows for the release to finally emerge from its beta state.

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Polygon
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2014

You could play literally any other competent third person shooter from this or the last generation, and have a comparable — and very likely better — experience.

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Eurogamer
4 / 10
4 / 10
Dec 1, 2013

If all you want is a way to run around and shoot things without troubling your wallet or imagination, that may be enough to justify the time it takes Warframe to download. It's hard, though, to shake the feeling that the only reason this game is free to play is that nobody would pay money for something so scrappy and generic.

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